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Training for the unemployed in Barcelona.

Enrolment is open for Barcelona city councils occupational training courses aimed at getting the unemployed back into the labour market. Over 1,000 places are available in Barcelona Activas 67 courses...
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Historic market to get revamp.

Stallholders at the Gracia districts Mercat de la Llibertat are to move to a new temporary market on the Plaa de Galla Placdia in November and December while the historic market is restored. Renovatio...
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Abandoned pets up for adoption.

Using the slogan "Por favor, adptame", Barcelona city council public health board (ASPB) has launched a press campaign to encourage people to adopt abandoned dogs and cats. Due to a new law for the pr...
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Raval gets new sports centre.

A multi-functional municipal sports centre has opened in Barcelonas historic Cuitat Vella district. Housed in the former Can Ricart textile factory on the Carrer de Sant Oleguer in Raval, the complex...
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New dubbing studios for Barcelona.

Catalana dIniciatives, a Barcelona-based venture capital management company, is to establish a new dubbing facility in the Catalan capital, bringing together leading film and television companies from...
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Major road works over summer.

The Barcelona council has announced one of the biggest road-works programmes seen in the Catalan capital over the last ten years. Most of the works will take place in July and August when many of Barc...
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New city maps.

The city council has produced three new maps of Barcelona as part of a campaign to encourage residents to leave the car at home. A comprehensive new public transport map includes city bus and undergro...
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Catalonia votes for greater independence.

Voters in Catalonia approved a new charter giving the region greater independence in a regional referendum on 18 June. Just under 74 per cent voted yes to the autonomy plan, which is backed by the Spa...
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Crche shortfall in Barcelona.

Only 3,459 of the 6,580 families applying to enrol a child in one of Barcelonas crches this year have been successful due to a shortage of places in the city. There are nearly 100 crches currently ope...
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Barcelona cleans its beaches.

Barcelona city council has launched a comprehensive drive to improve the capitals beaches. A recycling awareness campaign, with posters featuring four comic strip super-heroes in the act of collecting...
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New biotech park inaugurated.

Barcelonas new high tech Parc de Recerca Biomdica (PRBB) on the seafront near Port Olimpic is finally a reality. The opening in mid-May was attended by the mayor of Barcelona, Joan Clos, the minister...
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Catalan government redraws the school map.

The Barcelona city council is to cede land to the Catalan government for the construction of 16 primary schools and 13 secondary schools in the capital. Around 150 million is to be invested in the 200...
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Iberia to launch low-cost airline.

A Spanish rival to EasyJet, Ryanair and Air Berlin is to be launched in October this year. Spanish state airline Iberia will contribute 24 million towards the 50 million start-up capital of the new ai...
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Extra security for metro.

Twenty-two extra security guards are now patrolling the Barcelona Metro network, bringing to 164 the total number of security personnel at work at any one time. The citys busiest line, L5, now has 29...
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Council flats raffled.

Barcelona city council has raffled 184 low-cost short-lease apartments to help young people move out of the family home and promote a regular turnover of tenants. Over 11,017 people aged 25-35 applied...
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English radio talk show.

The new Radio Free Barcelona now broadcasts in English on Saturday mornings from 09.00 to 11.00 on 107.7FM. The programme includes local, national and English business news compiled by the British Cha...
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Face lift for Plaa de les Glries.

The Barcelona city council has announced a major redevelopment project to transform the Plaa de les Glries into a 19-hectare park. The central lanes of the Gran Via, which currently rings the Plaa, ar...
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Connecting the Zona Franca.

Five new underground stations and a new bus route are part of the city councils comprehensive transport project for the Zona Franca industrial park in the Poble Nou neighbourhood. Underground line 9,...
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New rent rules in Cuidad Vella.

Apartment owners renting out their property in the Cuidad Vella on a nightly basis are now required to obtain a licence under new rules aimed at reducing overcrowding in the old town. The council has...
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Fitness Club near Sagrada Familia.

A Barcelona-based company, Centres de Fitness DiR, has opened their tenth health and fitness club in the Catalan capital. The company has spent 4.1 million on the state-of-the-art DiR Claret club on C...


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